Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, having conspicuous, more or less angulated, colored lines or marks, somewhat resembling written letters.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of inscribe.

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  • adjective cut or impressed into a surface
  • adjective written (by handwriting, printing, engraving, or carving) on or in a surface

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Examples

  • Chisel in hand, he walked slowly around the base of his giant sculpture, carefully inspecting the detail on the eagle crest in front, and the name inscribed on the back – John Garang de Mabior.

    South Sudan celebrates a sweet day of separation

  • I was released from his granite-faced grip and made my way to my assigned cubicle, complete with an oblong sign stuck on the outside with my name inscribed in a bold font.

    After Hours

  • He inspected the name inscribed in the base, then slipped a photograph from his jacket and compared the two inscriptions.

    Gold of Kings

  • In a little stone chapel at one corner is a shrine of flowers in posies and a makeshift wooden cross to St Christopher, his name inscribed on the cracked, cobwebbed plaster wall.

    Wildwood

  • In a little stone chapel at one corner is a shrine of flowers in posies and a makeshift wooden cross to St Christopher, his name inscribed on the cracked, cobwebbed plaster wall.

    Wildwood

  • He inspected the name inscribed in the base, then slipped a photograph from his jacket and compared the two inscriptions.

    Gold of Kings

  • He inspected the name inscribed in the base, then slipped a photograph from his jacket and compared the two inscriptions.

    Gold of Kings

  • He glanced at the box and saw the name inscribed on the cover.

    Unfinished Symphony

  • He glanced at the box and saw the name inscribed on the cover.

    Unfinished Symphony

  • Harrison Blair sat on the front row as usual with his notebook spread open before him and was conscientiously employed in taking down Colonel Venable's Ipsissima Verba-for such was the title inscribed in large letters on the outside cover of that precious record.

    In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.

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  • In the rare/antique book business, the term used to describe a book that the author (or someone associated with the book) has signed and has also included additional wording.

    For example, instead of simply signing "John Smith," author Smith has also written, "To my favorite fan--we'll always have Paris." ;-)

    February 22, 2007

  • In Astrology, an inscribed sign is one in which all 30 degrees of a single sign of the zodiac are contained within one particular house of the twelve houses.

    January 22, 2008